doc martens blue Here is the damage Tropical Storm Irma has caused in Georgia
Wind and rain from Irma led to flooding and downed trees and power lines across Georgia.
As of Tuesday morning, Georgia Power and Georgia Emergency Management were reporting nearly 1.3 million people in Georgia without power.
As crews continue to restore power across the state, Channel 2 Action News will keep you updated every step of the way. We have complete coverage of Irma aftermath, on Channel 2 Action News.
Channel 2 Chris Jose is in Brunswick where there are trees toppled down across the roadways.
He found neighbors working to remove the trees that are making travel difficult.
Another tree over Hwy 82 as we head east toward Brunswick. There was also significant flooding in the streets Monday afternoon. The water receded by Monday night.
City and county officials are urging people to stay inside.
Jose spoke to families who said trees came dangerously close their homes.
“We knew there was a risk when we decided to stay. We knew that from the last time,
” Neely Hunter said.
Channel 2 Mike Petchenik learned a 55 year old man was killed when a tree fell on his home on Hardeman Drive in Sandy Springs.
Strong wind caused trees to come down in several areas.
A homeowner on Kingston Drive said he heard a tree start to crack and then suddenly it was on top of his house.
It went through the roof and damaged the inside of the home. Nobody was injured.
Petchenik spoke to a representative from a tree removal company who said because gusty wind is expected throughout the day, they can bring a crane in until at least Tuesday.
[PHOTOS: Damage from Irma in Georgia]
afternoon we get plenty of calls, I assume. Tomorrow will be a day of action when everything has calmed down. Hopefully enough for us to get out and hopefully begin the work, said Jonathan Potts with Gunnison Tree Company.
Tree crashed through SandySprings home as Irma blew through. Homeowner was there but thankfully no injuries. Stormwatchon2.